Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George - Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome

Before There Was Mozart (Schwartz and Wade, $17.99), there was violinist and composer Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George. The son of a Senegalese slave and a white French plantation owner, Boulogne benefited from his strong relationship with his father, who wanted an education for his son. Even though Boulogne’s musical abilities helped him find a place in society after his move to France, the talented composer’s mixed race would always make him an outcast. Still, this young man received a rare invitation from King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to perform at Versailles. Author Lesa Cline- Ransome tells Boulogne’s story with illustrations by James E. Ransome. Ages 6-10. KLP

The Boy Who Bit Picasso - Antony Penrose

When Tony was a little boy living in England, he had a friend named Pablo Picasso. Tony’s mom was a photographer and his dad was an artist. Picasso visited them on their farm and drew inspiration for his paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the animals he saw there, including their bull, William. Although they were friends, Tony once got overexcited and became The Boy Who Bit Picasso (Abrams, $16.95). And Picasso bit him back. Antony Penrose tells the story of his personal relationship with the world-famous artist, including photos of their families and Picasso’s work. Ages 5-10. HWP
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ISBN: 9780810997288
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2011

The Kid's Cookbook - Abigail J. Dodge

Dinner time? Get the kids involved. Children can fix tasty omelettes, crunchy chicken breasts, and lots of sides and desserts using Williams-Sonoma's THE KID'S COOKBOOK(Oxmoor House, $19.95). With a clear layout, easy to follow instructions and spiral binding this children's cookbook is one of the best available. Come browse our cookbook selection for children of all tastes and ages. Ages 8-12. Dara La Porte